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Res Judicata Bars Conspiracy Claim (access required)

In this litigation involving a hotel lease, a Richmond Circuit Court says plaintiff’s conspiracy claims are barred by the doctrine of res judicata, as these claims could have been brought as part of a counterclaim in an earlier lawsuit. Turning first to plaintiff’s conspiracy claims pursuant to Va. Code §§ 18.2-499, 18.2-500, which are clearly stated, ...